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Fulton County Schools Superintendent Discusses District’s Back-To-School Plan

Fulton County Schools students are scheduled to return to school for face-to-face learning next week. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney discusses updated safety measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Fulton County Schools students are scheduled to return to school for face-to-face learning next week. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney discusses updated safety measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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The top leader of Georgia’s fourth-largest school district says he’s excited and anxious about students returning to school next Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are going to make the most out of another challenging year,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney, on Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott.”

Superintendent Looney told show host Rose Scott that it’s been extremely challenging operating in the ever-changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and that the district will continue to look at coronavirus data in Fulton County.

Looney further explained why masks are required on school buses and why the district is taking a refined approach rather than a district-wide approach when enforcing masks.

“We are going to base our masking decision on municipal spreading,” explained Looney.

Students who opt not to return to school for in-person instruction can attend the district’s full-time virtual school.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.